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  • Queen’s swans to be ‘marked’ in ancient ceremony

    by - Jun 21, 2013
    The ancient ceremony of Swan Upping is to take place from 15-19 July 2013. All the swans and new cygnets on the River Thames will be marked and claimed in the traditional ceremony which originates from the...
  • Gloriana, the Queen’s Jubilee Barge, crashes

    by - Jun 14, 2013
    BBC News have reported that Gloriana, the barge which led the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in 2012 has crashed into a bridge. The barge hit Kew Bridge on the River Thames in London at approximately...
  • Interest mounts for 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours list

    by - Jun 13, 2013
    Interest has begun picking up in preparation for the announcement of The Queen’s Birthday Honours list in the United Kingdom for 2013. The list, the second of two published every year, will be announced on Her...
  • A guide to this year’s Queen’s Birthday Parade

    by - Jun 10, 2013
    Every year, on a Saturday in June, The Queen’s Official Birthday is celebrated in a ceremony of pageantry and music called The Queen’s Birthday Parade or more commonly known as ‘Trooping the Colour’. The ceremony is...
  • Australia holds their own Trooping of the Colour in Canberra

    by - Jun 10, 2013
    Trooping of The Queen’s Colours is an extremely traditional ceremony that has taken place by different British regiments since the 16th century and since 1748 has been planned to mark the sovereign’s official birthday. Within the...
  • King & Queen of Netherlands to make official visit to UK

    by - Jun 6, 2013
    Royal sources are saying that Their Majesties The King and Queen of the Netherlands will be making a state visit to the United Kingdom on 19th-20th July as part of their first tours as King and...
  • St Edward’s Crown to leave Tower of London for first time in 60 years for Queen’s Coronation service

    by - Jun 4, 2013
    The St Edward’s Crown, the crown used by many monarchs at the moment of coronation (including Elizabeth II) is due to be taken out of the Tower of London to Westminster Abbey for today’s coronation anniversary...
  • ‘Guard Mounting From Horseguards’ Parade’ To Take Place This Morning

    by - May 21, 2013
    The Queen’s Guards are this morning to perform what is known as ‘guard mounting from Horseguards”. Guard mounting from Horseguards’ is essentially an extended Changing the Guard that is performed from nearby Horsguards’ Parade instead of...
  • Queen’s Birthday Parade Rehearsals Begin

    by - May 13, 2013
    Rehearsals for The Queen’s Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour, are now underway in London with the Massed Bands performing a musical rehearsal on the square at Wellington Barracks, which is just down the road from Buckingham...
  • Huge Fire Erupts In Windsor Town Centre, Near Castle

    by - May 7, 2013
    Emergency services say they were called to a fire on Park Street in Windsor at 23.42pm this evening after a blaze erupted over an empty property in Windsor town, near to Windsor Castle. The house which...